Are you considering, or already planning, a trip to China? For adoptive families and adoptees who wish to travel apart from an organized heritage tour, Holt recommends contacting Lotus Tours at www.lotustours.net for assistance with orphanage, visa, and travel information. Lotus Tours specializes in travel to Asia and assisting with heritage tours. Due to limited resources and staffing we are unable to assist with travel at this time. We appreciate your understanding.
To learn more about Holt’s annual Family Tour click here. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to travel with other families and adoptees!
Things to Consider When Traveling…
Planning a Homeland Visit: A Professional’s Perspective by Judy Stigger, LCSW
Culture Smart! by Kuperard Press – This wonderful series has books for many countries that are easily portable, informative and reasonably priced. Available in Kindle and paperback.
Below you can check out some stories from adoptees and families who have traveled on Holt’s tour to China in the previous few years. If you would be interested in writing for Holt about your tour experiences, please let us know!Annabel Meets Her Foster Mom
survivalphrases.com from Innovative Language Learning Solutions – Learn essential travel phrases, cultural insights and travel tips for 20 different languages.Tips for Traveling Abroad – The U.S. Department of State offers tips, programs and lists for anyone considering travel outside of the U.S.
After Returning Home
Let us know about your experience, including what went well and what didn’t. Did your trip meet your expectations? Did it raise questions you hadn’t considered before? Follow-up can be an important part of the experience, and will help you sort out everything you saw and heard, especially if you met with foster family or visited your orphanage. Holt’s post adoption team is here to help you process your feelings, and to find answers to questions whenever possible. Please feel free to contact us any time before, during or after you trip.